|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1802|
South Carolina, USA
Husband of Mary "Polly" AUSTIN (1785-after 1860)
Captain Shubael S. HAWES (II) was born circa 1775 in Dartmouth (now Acushnet), Bristol, MA, the son of Revolutionary War Captain Shubael HAWES (1737-1781) and Elnathan WRIGHTINGTON (circa 1739-1179).
While it is known that Shubael HAWES was a sea captain, it is not yet confirmed whether he mastered merchant ships or whalers, or perhaps even both.
In about 1801 (about age 26), Shubael married Miss Mary "Poly" AUSTIN (age about 16) who had been born in Rhode Island in about 1785. At least (2) issue were born to this union, Harriet, born Jul 1801 who died in infancy; and Shubael HAWES, 2 Dec 1802, who went on to become prominent whaling captain.
Shubael (age 27) died on 26 Oct 1802 during the great 1802 yellow fever epidemic in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, just one month and six days before his son Shubael was born back home in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
His young widow, "Polly," later married 2nd to Lemuel DILLINGHAM, Sr., also a whaling captain. Interestingly, when her young son Shubael HAWES (1802-1856) set sail on his second known voyage as a whaling captain, he signed on his younger half-brother, Lemuel DILLINGHAM, Jr. (1810-1896), age 18, as a crewman on the whaling ship "Hydaspe" which sailed the whaling grounds off Brazil 1828-1829.
While it is recorded that Shubael S. HAWES was buried in Acushnet Cemetery, it is not known whether his body was actually brought back from Charleston, SC, or if his monument in Acushnet Cemetery is only a cenotaph erected to commemorate his life. Research continues...
- - - Research by Craig H. Trout
Shubael Hawes (1737 - 1781)
Harriet Hawes (____ - 1802)*
Shubael Hawes (1802 - 1856)*
Maintained by: Craig H. Trout
Originally Created by: Carmella Adams
Record added: May 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37231553